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anteroposterior an·ter·o·pos·te·ri·or (ān’tə-rō-pŏ-stēr’ē-ər, -pō-)

Relating to both front and back.

In x-ray imaging, taken or viewed from front to back through the body.

Historical Examples

Watson believed that the jaw of Dimetrodon was capable of anteroposterior sliding.
The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles Richard C. Fox

The anteroposterior valleys are shallow and hanging, and can be said to exist only as indentations between the two sets of cusps.
A New Species of Heteromyid Rodent from the Middle Oligocene of Northeast Colorado with Remarks on the Skull Edwin C. Galbreath

The course of the missile was anteroposterior through the middle of the arm.
Gunshot Roentgenograms Clyde S. Ford

In animals with dolichocephalic skulls the principal movements of the mandible in the masticatory process are anteroposterior.
Evolution and Classification of the Pocket Gophers of the Subfamily Geomyinae Robert J. Russell

The course of the bullet was anteroposterior through the axis of the femur.
Gunshot Roentgenograms Clyde S. Ford

The course of the bullet was anteroposterior and slightly diagonal from without inward through the shaft of the tibia.
Gunshot Roentgenograms Clyde S. Ford


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